These brothers were born in Toronto, but their parents were Russian spies, so

These brothers were born in Toronto, but their parents were Russian spies, so
Alexander and Timothy Vavilov, 21 and 25, are the children of Elena Vavilova and Andrey Bezrukov, Russian operatives who were sent to Canada to develop “legends” that would mask their spying activities in the United States. The parents stole the …
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FEATURE | Blue card holders' spouses can't work | 'There's a waste of existing
Trang, who wishes to go by her first name only, says that applying for a blue card of her own might be too challenging: “The company needs to have a quota, because even if I am living here, I'm not considered local.” Meanwhile, having to bring … They …
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How widespread are U.S. births by foreign tourists and undocumented migrants?
And once they did give birth, they got passports for their kids and then they returned to China. So they, you know, may at one point may want to send their kids back here for education, but their main purpose is to get a U.S. passport and all of the …
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Why Anyone Who Cares About Their Job Should Hope Greece Spurns Europe

Why Anyone Who Cares About Their Job Should Hope Greece Spurns Europe
The liberal Economic Policy Institute has estimated that NAFTA alone has cost the U.S. at least 700,000 jobs and “strengthened the ability of U.S. employers to force workers to accept lower wages and benefits. … That requires a European Union passport.
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Ex-judges of SC gave favourable opinions to Lalit Modi
Last year, the Delhi high court restored Modi's passport, and the Centre did not appeal in the Supreme Court against the order. Modi has been insisting that he would not return to India for interrogation because of death threats from the underworld.
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Passport rumpus could wreck family's holiday in Spain
The row revolves around the Home Office stipulation that all applications for a passport by people born after 1st January 1983 must be accompanied by the birth certificate of their mother or father, to prove their identity. Both of Michael's parents …
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A record 3415 Americans ditch their passports

A record 3415 Americans ditch their passports
Of course, some Americans giving up their passports could very well be fat cat tax cheats, fleeing to known tax havens to preserve their wealth. But it's illegal to renounce your U.S. status to escape paying taxes, and giving up your citizenship now …
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Post offices add another open Sunday
On the three consecutive Sundays, all types of retail business — including buying money orders, renting postal boxes and applying for passports — can be conducted, in addition to mailing items, according to Christine Dugas, a United States Postal …
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Airtel Smart SIM Review: A Blessing For People Who Change Their Phones

Airtel Smart SIM Review: A Blessing For People Who Change Their Phones
Recently I changed from my BlackBerry Passport device to a Lava Iris X5, only to change it with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, and then went back to using an iPhone 6. Imagine the plight that my SIM had to undergo. First, I had to go from a Nano SIM to a …
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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference on
Please give us more details on this case and what efforts has China made. … multi-entry visas by more countries, support in-bound and out-bound travel with better institutional arrangements, provide as much servic and convenience as possible to …
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US Expats Sue Over Canadian Deal to Tell Washington About Their Accounts

US Expats Sue Over Canadian Deal to Tell Washington About Their Accounts
She has never worked in the U.S., nor has she held a U.S. passport or paid taxes there. "I consider myself Canadian," Ms. Deegan said in a telephone interview, noting she has been a dual citizen since birth. In filing the lawsuit, "our intent was to …
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House, Senate intel chiefs offer bipartisan pressure for Obama to do something
… towns and vast tracts of land in northeastern Syria and northern and western Iraq. It views Shiites as apostates and has carried out a number of massacres and beheadings — often posting grisly videos and photos of the atrocities online. (AP Photo …
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How United Airlines Just Made It a Lot Easier to Check Your Bags
American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL ) debuted a similar program at O'Hare in March, at which time the airline told the Tribune that the new self-check process is more than 50% faster than checking bags at the ticket counter. Alaska Airlines (NYSE: … The …
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Extremists in Syria pledge their own 9/11

Extremists in Syria pledge their own 9/11
It is only a matter of time before extremists in Al Qaeda-type groups that have taken over much of eastern Syria and western Iraq have a violent impact on the world outside these two countries. The road now is open wide to new … Threats, such as …
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Mexican consulate hub of culture and compassion
I've never thought much about the role of a consulate. Once I needed a U.S. consulate to help me get a new passport when I was living in a foreign country. They weren't exactly helpful or nice, but I eventually got what I needed. I remember standing in …
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Countdown to the Giro – 5 days to go: Fabio Duarte Profile
Team Colombia's Giro preparations have been disrupted by issues obtaining passports for the opening stages of the race in Northern Ireland; a mix up over which type of visa to apply for resulted in some riders being rejected initially. While it all …
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How long will Saudi women be deprived of their fundamental rights? (Part II)

How long will Saudi women be deprived of their fundamental rights? (Part II)
Despite all these achievements, women are treated as less competent persons who cannot make their own decisions and need male guardians to give them permission in order to apply for or renew a passport. Why are women treated as if they were not …
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Passport vs Passcards
And for those of us who are a bit attached to our passports, the good news is that when you send in your passport for a renewal, they do return it with a hole punched through it, but you will get it back. The passcard has the same period of validity as …
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